BYOD users with IPad Mini and Microsoft Surface Tablet Users Can Instantly Connect with Safe*Connect

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

TAMPA, FL –Impulse Point today announced that users of the new Microsoft Surface Tablets, available today, and users of the new iPad Mini, available November 1, will be able to immediately use their devices on Safe•Connect-managed networks. Safe•Connect™ has long been the preferred Network Access Control (NAC) solution for large organizations, colleges, and K-12 organizations who have chosen to deploy Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies.

Microsoft Surface Tablet and iPad Mini users attempting access to a Safe•Connect managed network will be recognized beginning today and allowed on the network seamlessly and without disruption as supported by the industry's most comprehensive maintenance and support agreement which includes a 48-hour Service Level Agreement for new devices, operating systems, and endpoint security software.

"Impulse Point continues our track record and commitment of supporting the latest technology at the time of release" said Andrew Cohen, chief technology officer of Impulse Point. "Our customers don't want to dictate to students and early adopters when they can use their new technology – and with our proactive approach to support, they don't have too."

Impulse Point and Safe•Connect has supported the Microsoft Windows 8 platform (including both Surface Pro and RT) since its release in March 8, 2012 and has also provided support for the Apple OS X Version 10.8 Mountain Lion since its official release date in July 25, 2012.

Delivered as a proactive managed service, Safe•Connect support includes device recognition updates for new devices, endpoint security software or operating systems.  This updated information can be "pushed" to Impulse Point's entire customer base within 48 hours of the device's availability. This managed service approach prevents help desk support calls from frustrated users.

About Impulse Point

Impulse Point delivers the industry's most scalable and easiest to deploy and maintain Network Access Control (NAC) solution. SafeConnect ™ is the BYOD solution of choice for large, diverse environments – such as Education – where the "Consumerization of IT" is driving the need to provide endpoint security policy enforcement for a myriad of personally‐owned, non‐managed, mobile computing devices. Deployed and supported as a managed service, Safe•Connect's rapid installation, network independence, and track record of reducing help desk calls results in lower total cost of ownership and reduced risk. Customers currently entrust the security of more than three million endpoints to Impulse Point. Visit www.impulse.com.